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Jay Land Named Show Jumping Hall of Fame Rider of the Month for January

RELEASE: February 3, 2014
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: Classic Communications

Lexington, Ky.
- Jay Land of Alpharetta, GA has been named the Show Jumping Hall of Fame Rider of the Month for January.

Land earned the award by having top finishes during the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival with his mount Napal.  Land leads the series after January with 175 points narrowly ahead of Adrienne Sternlicht with 170 points and Ali Wolff with 160 points.

Land's daughter, Frances, just earned the Show Jumping Hall of Fame Rider of the Month award in November after winning the $50,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Series Championship Grand Prix at the Alltech National Horse Show.

The Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series is sponsored by LEGISequine.com, The National Horse Show Association of America, SmartPak, and Stadium Jumping, Inc.  The Series honors one rider each month as the Rider of the Month. The honor goes to the one rider who earns the most points on one horse in Series competition that month.

"We would like to congratulate Jay Land on being our Rider of the Month for January," said George Morris, President of the Show Jumping Hall of Fame. "Being named Rider of the Month is a fitting honor after his performances at the Winter Equestrian Festival and we wish him continued success."

The Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series hosts separate divisions for junior and amateur-owner riders in two Conferences-the East Conference and the West Conference.  Series standings are used to help determine junior and amateur-owner entries for the Alltech National Horse Show and Las Vegas National Horse Show.

The Show Jumping Hall of Fame conducts the Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series, held under Grand Prix rules and specifications. The Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series is designed to give amateur-owner and junior riders an opportunity to compete at higher levels and serves as a proving ground for many riders who aspire to someday represent the United States in international competition.

Any horse show offering a class that meets all the criteria set forth in the Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series specifications and has prize money of at least $1,000 is eligible to be part of the Series.

The Show Jumping Hall of Fame was organized to promote the sport of show jumping and to immortalize the legends of the men, women and horses who have made great contributions to the sport. The Show Jumping Hall of Fame is located at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY.  Plaques honoring those who have been honored with induction into the Hall of Fame can be seen at the Horse Park's Rolex Stadium. Mementos and artifacts from the sport's history are on display as part of the Show Jumping Hall of Fame collection at the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) Wheeler Museum at the Horse Park.

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